Revolutionary Spray on Skin

Michael Underwood

Revolutionary Spray on Skin transforms Lives

Patient travels from USA to be treated by Surgeon at specialist ReCell clinic in Nottingham after acne and laser scarring left him emotionally damaged.

Michael Underwood
Michael Underwood Before

In his search to rectify years of acne scarring and laser damage Michael Underwood paid for numerous laser and cosmetic treatments over two decades, only to be left far worse off than he began. “At times, we can make matters much worse while we’re searching for perfection”. – Michael Underwood ReCell Patient, Colorado USA. ReCell Spray on Skin involves having a biopsy to harvest your own cells, which are made into a solution that can be sprayed onto skin. It is especially good for treating skin that has been traumatised by burns; acne scarring and even smoothing uneven skin tone.

When Michael heard of world-renowned ReCell Surgeon Jeremy Rawlins, who has a special interest in scar revision and scar resurfacing utilising various non-surgical and surgical techniques including ReCell, he decided to travel all the way to the UK for this revolutionary skin treatment used for burns victims to treat his condition.

Zenith Cosmetic Clinic
Zenith Cosmetic Clinic


Naomi Isted, Lifestyle Expert of Ultimate Lifestylist said; “The beauty industry, cosmetic market and male grooming sectors are all booming. People are now taking more and more steps to make themselves look and feel better from inside out. For those who have experienced such painful life changing scars such as burns or from acne or laser damage a treatment such as this can be life changing in so many ways.”


Patients from around the globe travel to this world-renowned clinic in Nottingham (one of the few private clinics offering this revolutionary spray on skin treatment in the UK apart from NHS Severe Burns departments).Over 150 patients a year travel to Zenith to be treated by either Jeremy Rawlins or Dr Maini for this life-changing treatment as it’s not available in the USA. This treatment isn’t just for adults; Jeremy Rawlins uses ReCell on burns and scar victims as young as a few weeks old through to elderly patients. However, most of his scar revision / aesthetic patients are in their 30s to 50s.

Recell Treatment - Child Burns
Recell Treatment – Child Burns – Patient of  Jeremy Rawlins


Before Michael Underwood’s ReCell treatment he had suffered from severe acne scarring and laser damage. He travelled from Colorado in the USA to be treated by Jeremy Rawlins at Zenith. In his own words Michael shares his painful journey: “I had my first co2 laser, fully ablative when I was 23 years old for some mild acne scarring. I am now 40 years old. That was one of the worst decisions that I’ve made. The heat from that fully ablative laser killed most of the melanocytes in my face and the Dr. at the time went extra deep so the acute redness took like a year or more to resolve. Then I had lingering diffuse redness after that for literally years. I then spent the next few years having multiple Lpl’s to deal with the redness and hyperpigmentation that I was dealing with simply because I had such a strong laser procedure done that I did not need. To top it all off it didn’t really do anything for my scars. So years later when fractional laser co2 came on the market. I had that performed still trying to address the acne scarring. I’ve had a total of 3 fractionals, 2 fully ablative co2 lasers (1st gen and 3rd gen), hundreds of Ipl’s”. – Michael Underwood ReCell Patient, Colorado USA.

Michael Underwood
Michael Underwood Before

Michael chose to travel all the way to the UK to one of the few clinics that performs this treatment in Nottingham, England to Zenith Cosmetic Clinics as it’s a recognised trusted provider of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Their expertise in fat reduction, weight loss, ReCell Spray on skin and scarless mole removal has been recognised internationally and patients like Michael travel to them from as far as America.

So why ReCell?

“Using ReCell in scar revision / rejuvenation gives a ‘third dimension’ to wound healing in that it actually brings in ‘new cells’ to help heal the wound quicker and improve pigmentation. Where other techniques have failed then a ReCell procedure can have many advantages.”Surgeon Jeremy Rawlins, Zenith Clinics

ReCell produces a ‘Spray Solution’ that contains all of the skin cells necessary to promote healthy skin growth. This includes keratinocyte cells that form the basis of healthy skin and melanocyte cells that produce skin colour (melanin). The cells are processed while the doctor prepares the area to be treated and are then sprayed on to the skin by the doctor. Once applied on to the wound, these cells multiply and spread throughout the skin, resulting in increased healing.

This innovative medical treatment aimed at healing severe burns has patients travelling from all over the UK and world to be treated at Zenith Clinics in Nottingham by leading ReCell surgeon Jeremy Rawlins as their results are outstanding. The potential benefits for patients are;

Faster wound healing, an ability to correct imperfections and irregularities in the surface of the skin and better pigmentation with ‘like for like’ cells.” – Surgeon Jeremy Rawlins, Zenith Clinics.


What steps are involved in the treatment?

A small piece of skin is taken (usually from behind the ear if they are treating the face) and is used to make the ReCell skin suspension. The skin is prepared – usually with dermabrasion or a needling device. Then the cells are applied and a dressing is put over the top. Most procedures are completed in around an hour. Then the next stage is dressings usually come off after 2-3 days, then simple moisturisers are applied. Initially the skin is red/ pink but this settles in a few weeks. The results get better and better over the next 12 – 18 months. Most patients see a 50-80% improvement over this period. Treatment starts at £3500 depending on the complexity of the procedure. This is normally a one-off treatment.

ReCell spray on skin is a life-changing treatment especially for those who have been completely traumatised by tragic circumstances such as burns or psychologically affected by scars from acne, other skin conditions and laser treatments gone wrong. Unlike previous forms of such treatment, the ReCell approach allows for the whole array of skin cells to be incorporated in to the damaged area of skin, these are wholly taken from the patient thus there is no risk of rejection/infection.

Recell Patient
Recell Patient – Images courtesy of Avita Medical

The addition of ReCell Spray on Skin to a laser resurfacing procedure has been shown to reduce the recovery period for patients relative to resurfacing alone, which allows them to get back to their busy life! ReCell Spray on Skin is used by Major Burns Centres in the NHS, if it was ineffective, in these cash strapped times, it would be dropped like a lead balloon!

Before Recell I literally stayed indoors all day and only went outside if I had heavy sunblock slathered all over my face. I had the procedure done about 6 months ago and the healing was rapid. I live in Colorado where it is quite sunny and I now go outdoors on a daily basis, and wear little to no sunblock at all. It seems as if the transplanted cells have given my skin a kick start and the regenerative capabilities that were lying dormant in my healthy donor skin have taken hold and are now healing my once damaged epidermis! I have my skin back, and the improvement is ongoing. – Michael Underwood on ReCell, Zenith Cosmetic Clinics


Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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